For Immediate Release
10 January 2011

Melissa Lamar, Marketing & Public Relations Office
860.255.3777 (office)
email: MLamar@txcc.commnet.edu


Tunxis Engineering & Technology Programs Provide Students With Pathways to Bachelor’s Degrees

 

Engineering science and technology studies programs at Tunxis Community College provide pathways to a bachelor’s degree for students who want to take advantage of growing demand for employees in high-tech fields that require strong knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Transfer articulation agreements enable Tunxis students who have earned their associate’s degree in any of the engineering science or technology program options to seamlessly transfer their credits to accredited engineering programs at the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, University of Hartford, Fairfield University, and the University of New Haven.

“Starting at Tunxis is a cost-effective alternative for students on their way to earning a bachelor’s degree,” said Greg Szepanski, Tunxis engineering & technology program coordinator. “After they earn their associate’s degree and meet all of the admissions criteria for the university engineering program they’ve chosen, these students can transfer and start as a junior.”

Over 75% of the top 100 fastest growing jobs will be in fields that require knowledge of math, science or engineering principles, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor. “There are many career opportunities with good earning potential in this field,” said Szepanski. “Many industries are hiring despite the economy.”

For more information about engineering science and technology program transfer agreements at Tunxis, contact Greg Szepanski at gszepanski@tunxis.edu, or Kelly Pittman at 860.255..3544.

Spring 2011 semester at Tunxis starts January 21. Credit registration for Spring is under way, and late registration will take place January 18, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.255..3555.